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Wild Horses are icons of American Culture. They are symbols of freedom and are the elemental bridge between the ancient rhythms of nature and the contemporary human being. In today's world, we simply throw away our cars, toys, furniture, clothes, and yes, even our animals when we tire of them. No one is to blame. We’ve just forgotten what nature presented to us. As civilization closes in on them, the wild horses' struggle for survival intensifies. Our federal and local governments have often turned their backs on these beautiful creatures and failed to execute their responsibilities as guardians and caregivers.
The Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund is an all-volunteer registered 501( c )3 non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, Nevada. It was incorporated in 2008 with the mission to protect and preserve the wild horses that settle in the foothills surrounding Hidden Valley during the winter months. For over 20 years, volunteers have monitored herd health, grazing availability, provided attention to sick and injured horses and foals, aided in state run adoption processes, and installed and mended fencing and cattle guards. Other volunteers are involved in ensuring federal and state departments are working within the statutes that provide protection and care for the wild horses.
In 2012, our organization rescued 150 Virginia Range wild horses, which were removed from the range by the state and being sold at the livestock auction in Fallon. We work hard to find good adoptive forever homes for our horses and continually pursue opportunities that will provide them with positive opportunities. We continue to ask for donations to pay for their care and food. It takes a great deal of money to provide for so many horses – please consider helping us help our rescued Virginia Range horses and the wild horses that remain on the range, roaming wild and free just as it should be.
It's beend a moving, uplifting, and challenging journey so far - share it with your friends and family! It's about the power of We The People and what shear determination can accomplish!
We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy the photos, reports of our endeavors, and the information concerning the wild horses of the Virginia Range. Our values are embedded in the traditions of the Old West and the animal that made it all possible. As one of our associate members said, "I want to be able to show my grandchildren the soul of one of these majestic wild horses, not a photograph of what was."
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Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund (HVWHPF) is a non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer organization founded over 30 years ago and incorporated in 2008 to protect the free roaming wild horses of Nevada's Virginia Range.
In 2012 HVHWHPF, backed by American Wild Horse Campaign and a coalition of wild horse organizations and individual donations, were able to purchase 149 horses (some pregnant) that had been removed from the range by the State of Nevada to keep them from being purchased to ship for slaughter.
HVWHPF continues to work to protect horses still in the wild on the range, as well as caring for, and seeking safe adoptive homes for, the rescued horses where they can live out their lives with love and compassion.